Bought this camera for a trip to Europe. It is compact & light but photo quality is disappointing and nowhere near as good as my old Powershot. Images blur easily, so it is necessary to take a number of shots to get a decent pic and most pictures are out of focus around the edges.
The zoom is great, but the position of the flash is a right pain in the proverbial (Canon - what were you thinking!?!). Battery life is poor, but this was expected. The non genuine battery purchased at the same time was half the price of genuine, but has only half the life too. Not yet certain if I will keep this camera, or cut my losses & sell it to buy something else.
The camera is very handy and simple to use. Have great features and options that provide a variety of choices to create an outstanding image. The auto and manual options come in very useful and handy as well. However, I am frustrated on the battery life which lasts no more than one day.
In general I recommend it the beginners as it give the chance to use and learn the manual options and well as taking very good pictures.
This is an excellent camera. It is easy to use and takes great photos. I highly recommend this camera for those who wish to take better photos than the traditional aim and shoot cameras.
Bought this for hubby to use when kayaking. He's really happy with the features, ease of use and sturdy construction. Great price too!
I love using the night time exposure, went to a laser light show and got some awesome photos, overall the camer is great to use
I am so pleased with my camera. The pictures are so good and the zoom on such a small camera is amazing.
I bought this Camera just prior to a holiday up at Byron Bay. I took plenty of photos & videos whilst I was away for 2 weeks and have not been disappointed with the results, once I got home and downloaded all on to my Laptop. It is really easy to use and the quality of photos & video has been amazing. I do need a little more practice with all the various settings, but feel that this camera is so far the best I have owned/used and I am really happy with the quality of it overall.
Overall camera is good. Not happy with the battery life
bought this 3D camera for my teenage son to take on holidays with us. We all had fun using it. easy to use and 3D photos are amazing. Looked everywhere for one and finaly found it at teds online
easy to use and great depth of field with the full size
The information you receive on pressing the shutter button before fully pressed is
first class, also the information regarding the photo just taken - truly professional, cannot
really make a mistake, and also good for later explanation to friends etc.
The weight of the camera or lack of, is a big plus, and the ease of lens changing in the field makes it all worthwhile. Being able to take photo's in "Raw" format is excellent.
It is just one of the best available.
Easy to use, clear beautiful pictures. Love the zoom. As easy to use or manual with lots of of options too. Value for money
The Canon 70D Camera is indeed a fantastic piece of "kit" to take on Holidays.
The picture quality is outstanding and the Camera generally is easy to use. I will say that, if you can find your way around a computer or an iphone...then you will work this camera out very quickly. Of course I am still learning some techniques of photo taking, Overall, I am very pleased with my purchase. The staff at Teds at Doncaster store are very helpful with this novice camera operator.
Harry (5) wanted to use our DSLR, however that wasn't going to happen so we got him his very own camera for his birthday. It is very easy to use, hold, and the picture quality is pretty good. The camera takes a very good video and again is easy to use. The shock proof nature of the build is fabulous for outdoor pursuits and little people.
I bought this camera because it is a much more convenient shape and size for an action camera than other cameras such as GoPro (GoPro might be alright shape for a hand-held point-n-shoot camera, but not for a mounted action camera).
The camera is also very easy to use, with one big button (on/off) and a big switch (start/stop) which can both be easily operated even through thick ski gloves.
Unfortunately, one of the restrictions in shape and size means there is no screen for reviewing footage or changing settings except by plugging into a PC or using the WiFi function to connect a smart phone or tablet device (unfortunately the WiFi function uses the battery up quickly). I've also had difficulties at times connecting the camera to a tablet/phone using WiFi though I am unsure if this is an issue with the tablet, phone or the "App". Once connected, it is quite easy to change settings and set up the camera how you want it, and the camera has a switch to select between two different video modes (HD and Full HD).
The battery is supposed to give over 3 hours recording time - I've never yet tested this, but I've never had any issues getting 1½ to 2 hours between charges. One improvement would be a removable battery which would mean you could carry a spare (or replace it when the original battery fails).
I bought the camera to replace an ebay cheapie when the battery failed. The ebay cheapie had a couple of functions that I miss in this camera such as 'cycle record' option (giving the option to over-write the oldest footage when the memory card is full) and 'date/time stamp' option (giving the option to imprint the date and time on the footage). I expect the manufacturer could add these features fairly easily with a couple of changes to the software.
Image quality is very good and the microphone is well protected from the wind so you can hear talking etc. over the wind noise (eg. when cycling at 30+ km/h).
Unlike many of its competitors, the Ion comes with a swag of mounts so you don't spend the price of the camera again buying these all individually as extras - seriously, what kind of action camera doesn't come with a few mounts?! Perhaps the GoPro really was intended to be just a hand-held point-n-shoot afterall.
It is supposed to be waterproof to film underwater too, but I haven't tried this feature yet!
I am really quite pleased with the Camera I purchased, the picture quality is fantastic its quite simple and easy to use, small and compact! All great things :)
Pentax make cameras for photographers, as evidenced by the suite of options and alterations one could use with the k30. Despite its bulk and weight, I found it a relatively easy camera to use and follow. Coupling with the Sigma 17-70 or the Pentax 18-135 makes for a fine all-round camera and lens option. Happy with the purchase - not sure about the battery life.
Love using it.
I loved the speed and hand balance of the P520. However, when photographing, the monitor does not show the view from through the lens and this had to be constantly accounted for otherwise I lost the front or back of what I was shooting. Also had problems with blurring which was corrected by taking the battery out and reinstalling it.
As a camera for still photography this is an excellent choice. However my main interest was in using it to shoot video and in this area it was unsuitable. Having only full auto and manual settings available for shooting video was inadequate for my needs. I wanted the options of aperture or shutter preferred. Thanks to Teds wonderful exchange program I returned it within days and exchanged it for a Canaon HF G30 video camera.
i am happy after 1 month nothing has gone wrong
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